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  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:41 PM | Dee Evans (Administrator)

    From now through 5 p.m. (Central), April 15, 2018, Women in Film Dallas Scholastic Grant Fund is accepting applications for its High School Production Grant program. 

    In addition to the North Texas High School Production Grant, this year WIFD created the Texas High School Production Grant allowing female high school filmmakers from all over Texas to apply. Up to $500.00 will be awarded to give students the means to create an original short film that will showcase talent and help secure future work in the industry after graduation. 

    For more information, go to WIFD Grant and Scholarships.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 1:46 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    The WIFD Board of Directors announces a job opening for the contract position of Executive Director.  

    Details can be found here. Executive Director Job Description.pdf

    Applications are requested by December 15.

  • Monday, November 06, 2017 2:35 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    The 16th annual Flicks by Chicks Film Festival has wrapped, culminating with an unconventional platform in which the festival was spread over two weekends. 

    The October 21st event included a filmmakers luncheon, script to screen workshop, a filmmaker populated screening and the vibrant awards reception on the rooftop of the Alamo Drafthouse. We continued the celebration of women in film with a filmmakers brunch and lounge and provocative mix of short films on November 4th. 

    The capacity audiences for both screenings were responsive and reflective during our post screening Q&A's, proving Dallas has the most engaging and thoughtful cinemaphiles!

    The jury bestowed prizes are listed below.

    Best of Fest: Ophelia's End
    Best of Texas: Killed in Action
    Femme Forward: Control Alt Delete
    Audience Award: Afterward

    Best of Fest Nov 4: Christine
    Audience Award Nov 4: A Taylor Story

  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 6:05 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    The festival program consists of one or more short film blocks (dependent upon submission volume) and one centerpiece feature film. Films are eligible for submission if women are in two or more of the following positions: director, writer, producer, director of photography, or editor.

    Submit your film on FilmFreeway today!

    To learn more about what FxCF has to offer or to volunteer, email us!

  • Wednesday, March 01, 2017 3:25 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    The Telly Awards has named Women in Film Dallas as a bronze winner in the 38th Annual Telly Awards for their 2016 Alliance For Children public service announcement (PSA) under the category: promotional piece not-for-profit. With over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

    Click here for all the details: WIFD2016PSA_TellyWinner_PressRelease.pdf

    Congratulations to our 2016 PSA volunteers on this well-deserved recognition.

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 3:18 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    Prior to our Saturday Brunch, our guest panelist and award-winning actress Libby Villari was interviewed by WFAA-TV about her Oscar experience with the film BOYHOOD.

    The interview can be viewed at this link.


    Libby Villari, a veteran actress of stage and screen, graduated with honors from North Texas University with a BA in theater and has made over 35 films and several television shows. She is best known for her four year run as Mayor Rodell on the acclaimed television series FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, and as Grandmother in Richard Linklater’s ground breaking, 12 years in the making film BOYHOOD that won Best Picture at the Golden Globes, Spirit and SAG Awards in 2015. Her television work also includes GREY’S ANATOMY, CHASE, WALKER TEXAS RANGER and more. She’s played mom to Patricia Arquette, Renee Zelweger and Elijah Wood, and worked with such acclaimed directors as Robert Altman, Clint Eastwood, Alan Parker, Robert Rodriguez, Richard Linklater and Peter Berg.  She is represented by Progressive Talent in Los Angeles, The People Store in Atlanta, and The Collier Agency in Austin, and managed by The Green Room in L.A. and New York. She recently returned to the stage to play Ann Richards in ANN at River City Repertory Theater in Shreveport. She splits her time between Los Angeles and her home on a beautiful lake outside Fort Worth. 

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 3:03 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    Prior to our Saturday Brunch, our guest panelist and Fort Worth native Keith Alcorn was interviewed by WFAA-TV about his experience with the Academy Awards when his film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius was nominated for best animated feature.

    The interview can be viewed at this link.


    Keith Alcorn is an Emmy-nominated and Oscar-nominated Producer/ Writer/ Director. For over 30 years Keith Alcorn has been involved in all facets of animation.  In 1987 he Co-Founded DNA Productions, Inc. DNA provided script to screen services for Corporate and Commercial clients until they transitioned to the Entertainment Industry and became one of the largest animation facilities in the U.S. Later, Keith Produced and Co-Created the Oscar nominated animated feature film, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius for Paramount and Nickelodeon.  Alcorn also served as Director/Co-Executive Producer on the Nickelodeon series, “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius” before serving as Executive Producer on the feature film, The Ant Bully” for Warner Brothers and Tom Hanks. In 2014 he completed Writing/Directing duties for the hour-long documentary, Back on Badstreet”. He is currently writing and Directing for two new projects; the faith-based animated series, “Owlegories and a “Top-Secret animated feature film he is not allowed to talk about under penalty of death!

  • Friday, January 20, 2017 1:10 AM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    While at the Small Business Expo, Melanie Yonks did an impromptu interview on BizTalk Arlington KFJZ 870 AM with Lisa McKibben and Mark Joeckel about Women in Film Dallas and the threats to Texas production incentives.

    Check out the interview by clicking this link:

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:38 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    Danica Mathes was named on the “Best Lawyers in America” 2017 list - an honor she has repeated annually since 2007.

    Her practice focuses on intellectual property, entertainment, advertising and new media law. 

    Selected by attorney peers and U.S. News for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007, Danica is adept at handling traditional and emerging intellectual property, advertising and new media matters for individuals, entrepreneurial and closely held businesses, and Fortune 100 companies.

  • Sunday, August 14, 2016 8:26 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    We want to showcase you!

    Directors, cinematographers, producers, writers, editors, actors, composers, production designers, customer designers, makeup artists – whatever your path, it’s time to finesse the demo and sweeten the soundtrack. 

    The WIFD Membership Showcase is a GREAT way to promote your work so don't miss your chance!

    (There will be a selection process so submit your best work!) 

    Must be a WIFD member to submit. 
    Not a member? Apply here today! 

    What to Submit: 

    Video: Reels, trailers, music videos, sizzles, etc. DON'T INCLUDE ANY ADDITIONAL TEXT ON THE REEL, WE WILL LOWER THIRD YOUR NAME AND ROLE IF SELECTED.  (90 seconds or less)

    Photos: Show off your skills with work photos that will be put in a slide show (5 photos or less)

    Audio: Share your scores or sound recordings to be played during the showcase (3 minutes or less)

    How to Submit: 
    Send an email to with your name and your title as you would like it presented. You must complete this part to be considered for the showcase. 

    : H264, 1920x1080 
    Photos: JPG, PNG
    Audio: MP3, WAV

    Delivery Methods:
    Dropbox, Hightail, or any other file sharing method:

    Deadline: Monday, September 5, 2016


    Empower. Promote. Mentor. We look forward to promoting you!

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